ACTEGA invests 2 million euros in a new integrated facility in Brazil
29 August 2020: ACTEGA, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds with a focus on the packaging and printing industry, is significantly expanding its production capacities for water-based and UV overprint varnishes. As a result, the global production output has been increased to more than 150,000 tons per year. Around 2 million euros have been invested in a new integrated site in Brazil. A total of 180 employees will be located to support the business.
“Production and warehousing will occupy most of the 12,000 square meter facility with new high efficiency equipment installed to produce overprint varnishes”, says Andrei Sotkeviciene, Managing Director at ACTEGA in Brazil. “Research and development activities will take place in an ultra-modern, 500 sq. mtrs. research laboratory set up for this purpose.”
ACTEGA consists of 11 companies with worldwide production facilities and sales offices. ACTEGA records a significant increase in production capacities, especially for UV coatings, due to the integration of Schmid Rhyner AG. This company, based in Adliswil, Switzerland, with almost 80 employees and a turnover of around 50 million euros, specializes in solutions for print finishing and digital printing.
Andreas Gipp, Senior Vice President of Global Business Line Paper and Board. “Due to our production sites in Europe, North and South America as well as in China, we can not only better serve internationally operating printing groups and be closer to our customers, but also proactively support them in their growth.”
According to the company, for differentiation, more and more customers rely on UV Touch & Feel coatings or coatings for special visual effects such as MotionCoat™, UV Silver and UV Micro Structure to apply them to sophisticated folding cartons, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, tobacco packaging, and other printed products.
Now the company’s focus is on digital printing and digital varnishing. Technology centers for this purpose were established at the Lehrte site near Hannover, Germany and the Cinnaminson facility in New Jersey, USA. Not only all R&D activities are bundled, but also inks, primers and overprint varnishes required for the use of digital printing technologies are provided. Moreover, ACTEGA offers – based on the diVar technology developed and patented by Schmid Rhyner – a wide range of digital coatings suitable for both FCM applications and general printing on sheetfed and webfed printing assets.